BIRTHDAY CANDLES - Roundabout Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: August 21, 2019

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BIRTHDAY CANDLES - NYC EPA

Roundabout Theatre Company

AUDITION DATE
Tue, Sep 17, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep LORT A+. Salary: $1,592/week

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles.

Also seeking an Assistant Stage Manager. See separate notice on casting call for submission info.

PREPARATION
Sides from the play will be provided. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Ripley-Grier Studios (305)
305 W 38th St
New York, NY 10018-2902
Studio 207 – Holding Room. Check lobby upon arrival for any changes.

PERSONNEL
Noah Haidle, playwright; Vivienne Benesch, director; Carrie Gardner, casting

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal 3/3/20; First Performance 4/2/20; Opening 4/21/20; Max Run 6/28/20. American Airlines Theatre

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
CAST
ERNESTINE ASHWORTH – Debra Messing
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING. ALL ROLES WILL BE UNDERSTUDIED:
Actors of all ethnicities encouraged to audition
ALICE/MADELINE/ERNIE:
30s. Any ethnicity. Alice - Selfless. Strong. Ernestine’s mother. Madeline - Troubled. Bemused. Beautiful. Erudite. Ernestine and Matt’s daughter. Ernie - Ethereal. Vivacious. She doesn’t walk, she glides. Alex’s daughter.
KENNETH:
Mid-40s – mid-50s. Any ethnicity. Ernestine’s awkward and annoying next door neighbor.
MATT:
Mid-40s – mid-50s. Any ethnicity. Chiseled jawline. A middle linebacker on the high school football team. Ernestine’s boyfriend then husband.
BILLY/JOHN:
30s. Any ethnicity. Billy - Sensitive. An ear for music. Ernestine and Matt’s son. John - A man woken up in the middle of the night.
JOAN/ALEX/BETH:
30s. Any ethnicity. Joan - Anxious. Very anxious. Billy’s wife. Alex - Takes no bullshit. Billy and Joan’s daughter. Beth - John’s domestic partner, she quit smoking 10 years ago and hasn’t been in a good mood since.
THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE CAST BUT WILL BE UNDERSTUDIED. UNDERSTUDY TRACKING TBD.
ERNESTINE ASHWORTH:
Mid-40s – mid-50s. Any ethnicity. Travels from age 7 to 107. In that time she will be a daughter, a girlfriend, a wife, a mother, a friend, an aunt, a mother-in-law, a widow, a second wife, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and a great great grandmother.
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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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